Published date: 28 April 2023

£23 million health centre to be built in Chiswick

Chiswick is set to receive a brand new health centre with construction due to start by the end of 2023 after an investment of £23 million from the NHS. The Chiswick Health Centre upgrade will be built on the existing site and will replace the current structure when it is demolished to make way for the redevelopment scheme.

NHS Property Services and the North West London Integrated Care System are partnering with Hounslow Council to complete the redevelopment, working collaboratively to deliver the new centre.  In addition to the new health centre, the development will include 55 affordable apartments delivered by the Council.

The new space will be a key hub for 60,000 Chiswick patients, and with the final contracts now signed and services temporarily relocated to Stamford Brook Avenue, demolition and construction can commence.

Adrian Powell, Director of Investment and Development Management at NHSPS said: “The new centre will offer Chiswick residents a state-of-the-art facility, that to its core, is sustainable and modern. Through our partnership with customers, we will be able to help health professionals deliver the care that patients deserve in space that is fit for purpose.” 

The redevelopment will include a public community garden, a private landscaped courtyard, and a fifth-floor garden terrace, in addition to 55 new affordable housing units designated for key health workers.

The updated facility will include modernised consultation and examination rooms, community areas, district nurse facilities, and staff accommodation, which will ultimately provide health professionals in the centre an optimum environment to deliver excellent patient care.

Councillor Tom Bruce, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Development at Hounslow Council, said: “I am delighted that residents in Chiswick will benefit from a new health facility. We want all residents in Hounslow to enjoy good health and this is a concrete example of us working with the NHS to achieve this goal.”

The new facility will also use sustainable practices by reducing carbon emissions by half; a push that’s integral to NHS Property Services’ commitment to cleaner environmental building practices.

Minister Neil O’Brien said: 

“This new health centre will provide vital services for patients in Chiswick and is a great example of what can be achieved when integrated care systems and local and national government work together.

“It is important people have access to the best facilities and a range of healthcare professionals who can work together to meet the needs of their patients.

“This is why we have recruited almost 26,000 additional primary care staff since March 2019 and increased the number of doctors. General practice is also delivering more than a million appointments every working day and up almost 10% on pre pandemic – which is great to see.”

The new facility will also align with the Hounslow, Mayor of London, and NHS environmental commitment by utilising modern, low carbon emitting technology and solutions. 

The three practices – Chiswick Family Doctors, Chiswick Health, and West 4 GP’s – operating in the current site have warmly welcomed the new project and are excited to see what the partnership creates.

Doctor Venkatesham, of Chiswick Family Doctors, said: “For several years we have felt that the existing building is badly in need of repair and modernisation. We are very much looking forward to providing more and varied services for the community in Chiswick with better facilities housed in comfortable modern premises fit for the future.”